Perfect Party Heels That Won't Kill Your Feet — Promise

Photo: Courtesy of Nasty Gal.
Be it at an office fete or a friend's gathering, there are certain things that unite all holiday parties: awkward small talk, seasonal cookies, and lots of dancing. Yes, expect it or not, odds are your next shindig will involve busting a move, total dance-floor domination, or, at the very least, an attempt at Beyoncé-inspired choreography. So our footwear should be primed for getting down at all times.
Stiletto naysayers prefer to stay lower to the ground when it comes to their party gear. And, we can see why: Most of us can probably recall an instance when heels seemed like a good idea at the time, only to deeply regret that decision for days to come. But, a little height can do wonders for an outfit as well as your dance-floor confidence. Plus, the right combination of heel height, width, and sole will get you from Party A to Dance-Off B, without making you stop to change into flats en route. Ahead, we found 32 lovely pairs that will put you in the groove for the holidays and keep you moving all night long.
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Low Heel
"May I have this dance?" asked the prettiest metallic pump we've ever seen.
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Low Heel
A heel shaped like a wedge, to accommodate any spontaneous dance moves.
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Low Heel
The thick heel makes this cutout a lot less intimidating and a lot more dance-floor-friendly.
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Low Heel
Clear heels, full hearts, can't lose.
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Low Heel
Snakeskin — more festive than we thought.
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Low Heel
Who needs a disco ball when you've got these beauties to light up the dance floor?
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Low Heel
Lace up your shoes tightly: There'll be a lot of dancing in your future.
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Slingback Heel
Slingbacks are a classic style — and, with the right heel, they'll take you from the office to the office holiday party to your friend's White Elephant party... Well, you get the idea.
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Slingback Heel
Let your arty side shine with a marbled, cutout heel.
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Slingback Heel
Up the saturation of your look with this eye-popping hue.
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Slingback Heel
A teeny-tiny track sole, combined with the additional ankle support, makes this heel a party-hopper pick.
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Slingback Heel
Buckle up!
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High Heel
It's hard to resist a good heel during prime party season. The key to finding a shoe that will work with, not against, you is in the heel. A chunky heel, paired with other elements to keep your feet in place, will help you actually make it to all those holiday shindigs you were invited to.
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High Heel
Satin feels extra luxe during the holidays.
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High Heel
Take a walk on the wild side.
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High Heel
With so many outfit changes in the future, we need a trusty black shoe that will go with everything. This style has an etched, golden heel that'll make you stand out.
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High Heel
You decked the halls. Deck your feet as well.
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High Heel
Ornaments aren't just for trees.
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High Heel
Strap in your ankle for a night of dancing. The thick heel will have your back.
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Platform and Track Sole
Running to catch the last bus or chasing after a cab? The track-sole, platform, and ankle-strap combo will help avoid any late-night slip-ups.
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Platform and Track Sole
The clog is a summer favorite. And, in holiday-appropriate metallics, it's festive enough for your party-hopping schedule.
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Platform and Track Sole
Four-inch heels can be daunting. But, there's nothing to fear here with the triple threat of a chunky heel, platform sole, and ankle strap,
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Platform and Track Sole
For the girl on the go, a slip-on shoe gets you out the door, and a platform sole keeps you moving.
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Platform and Track Sole
Sometimes you simply don't have time for heels. That doesn't mean you have to skimp on height: This lace-up adds a couple of inches, but you'll feel like your feet never left the ground.
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Platform and Track Sole
This platform shoe has the fashion-blogger stamp of approval.
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Boots
Let's not forget: It's still winter. So, if your holiday party plans include a lot of walking, commuting, or being in the great outdoors, try on a metallic bootie for size.
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Boots
Chunky heel? Check. Toe coverage? Check. The handy ankle strap is just a bonus.
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Boots
If there's a time to go all out with the glitter, it's now.
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Boots
Heels can make a statement without making you hurt.
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Boots
Keep your little piggies warm and your holiday party outfit on point.
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Boots
Go barefoot, or add some colorful socks to stand out from under the mesh. Either way, this boot is ready to get down.
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Boots
Party season, we're coming for you.
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